Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Jun 23 20:01:43 BST 2020
On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Yehowshua <yimmanuel3 at gatech.edu> wrote:
> Sorry - meant to say I **just reached out. As in I sent them an email
here, i am tempted to suggest riding on EOMA68 (and the much smaller
miniature version, EOMA50) and that LibreSOC simply be put into Card form
as part of a *range* of eco-conscious products.
the reason for that is that the long-term environmental justification and
e-waste savings for EOMA-compliant products is pretty clear cut and well
understood, and the cost savings and benefits for endusers are also clear
and easy to understand.
LibreSOC *on its own* is just one component (a tiny one) that is below 5
percent of the BOM of any given eco-conscious product, and, in addition,
LibreSOC processors can equally be used in eco-oblivious products.
therefore as a minority component it has very little actual reduction in
e-waste per-se.... *unless included in eco-conscious products*. and that's
where the EOMA strategy comes in.
(note: EOMA50 because it is based on re-use of 3.3mm CompactFlash Cards is
much smaller and can fit into smartphones. EOMA68 which is creditcard size
is just that little bit too big)
crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68
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